Daly River station returns to Aboriginal groups
Australian Geographic, 8 November 2011

NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA: Fish River station, a 1,800 sq. km property that stretches along the banks of the DalyRiver, has recently been purchased with a mixture of government and charitable funding, and is now slated to be handed back to Wagiman, Labarganyan, Malak Malak and Kamu traditional owner groups. The area is a sanctuary for an array of wildlife, and features wetlands, rainforest, savannah woodland and long stretches of riverbank. The Indigenous Land Corporation – responsible for managing the property until the transfer takes place – is working with traditional owners and The Nature Conservancy to establish an Indigenous ranger program. The ranger program is to follow a model put in place by the Aboriginal people themselves. The management plan will combine science with traditional knowledge, and will find ways to pass this knowledge to future generations. Read the article …